A storyboard serves as a visual tool enabling a team or an individual to depict a sequence of events or actions. It can be used descriptively to portray an existing narrative, or creatively to design a proposed series of events. The fidelity or detail in the storyboard can range based on the available resources and the complexity of the message. 

Even simple stick figures can effectively communicate the essence of a storyline. However, more intricate illustrations may be used if the narrative requires additional detail or a deeper emotional impact. Regardless of its complexity, a storyboard remains a powerful tool in visually communicating a sequence of events, helping to clarify ideas, and enhancing understanding.

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How to use
  • Identify the user journey or process to be storyboarded. 
  • Sketch the sequence of user actions on sticky notes, one action per note. 
  • Arrange these sticky notes in a chronological order on a large board or wall. 
  • Add captions or descriptions to each sticky note to provide additional context. 
  • Visually represents the user journey. 
  • Promotes understanding of user interactions and experiences. 
  • Aids in the ideation and communication of design solutions. 
  • The sketches don't need to be artistic masterpieces, they just need to effectively convey the user's actions and experiences. 
  • Use different colored sticky notes for different stages or aspects of the journey. 
  • Storyboarding is an iterative process. Be prepared to modify the storyboard as the design solution evolves. 
  • Follow up methods: Round Robin, Concept Poster.

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